Talented footballer, Micheal Glynn has signed with Derry City and is expected to be in their squad for the club's upcoming pre-season friendly.

Glynn, who has excelled at soccer and GAA, had put pen to paper for Ballinamallard last season but Covid-19 restrictions meant the NIFL Championship was cancelled and no competitive football has been played at Ferney Park this season.

Speaking to The Impartial Reporter today, Friday, Mallards boss, Harry McConkey said the club were only "too happy" to release the 19 year old to Derry City.

"We were approached by Derry City manager, Declan Devine, who remembered the young player from his early days in the U17 Club NI set up.

"And Micheal and his father held talks just before the deadline, which was Thursday, he had to be registered by Thursday and so we were only too happy to release him knowing that he has an opportunity to get quality training in with a really good side and test himself.

"No final decision will be made with regards to a professional contract until July. So, it really is a case of both of them having a look at each other."

McConkey believes Glynn could feature for the League of Ireland side in their pre-season game away to Bray Wanderers this weekend.

Staff and players have all wished the Derrygonnelly man well with the new challenge and Ballinamallard have requested first refusal on Glynn if he does not stay with the Candystripes.

"If they are impressed by him and he is happy himself from his angle, because there will be a lot of travel and commitment. He is a young student at Queens with classes to juggle and that is something he has had to think hard about. 

"But it can give him a focus to see what he really wants to do with this.

"We are all delighted and the players have all wished him all the very best with the new challenge."